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Vetements, J. Mendel & Others Invited to Join Haute Couture Fashion Week

Plenty of brands claim to offer up couture collections, but to be a true couture piece, a garment needs to meet a number of requirements. Labels have to design made-to-order-pieces for private clients, have an atelier in Paris with over 15 full-time staff members and 20 full-time technical employees, and must present at least 50 original designs to the public that includes day and eveningwear during January and July’s Couture Weeks. In addition, every single piece must be made by hand, from beginning to end. All of these details are overseen by the Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode—so how did buzzy, ready-to-wear brand Vetements just nab an invitation to the ultra-exclusive Haute Couture Fashion Week?

Marissa Stempien

Marissa Stempien is a freelance writer and editor with a focus on travel, fashion, lifestyle, and culture. Her work has been featured in a number of print and online publications including ABC News, Popsugar, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Living and CityGirlGoneMom. Marissa is an avid traveler and is always looking to visit somewhere new or unexplored. Her unique lifestyle has given way to her...(Read More)

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